Accessing Online Resources
- If the database does not provide immediate full text access to a resource you found, look for the "Get VText" icon. Click the icon to automatically search the library's holdings to locate a copy.
Off campus access
To access the library's resources from off campus, there are three primary options available:
- Start at the library's home page. Many resources require authentication to confirm you are affiliated with an institution that has paid the subscription fees for access. By getting to the information source through the library's website, you will be prompted to sign in using your PID/password and 2-factor authentication.
- Install the LibX browser extension (only available for Firefox or Chrome) so you can reload any page you are currently viewing through the library's off campus sign in service.
- If you are using Google Scholar, set up your "library links" to include Virginia Tech
- If you need help, contact us at 540-231-6610 for assistance.
Accessing Print Resources
- Except for materials on course reserve, the library book shelves ("stacks") are open for patrons to browse. Books and bound journals taken out of the library must be checked out at the front desk by presenting your Hokie Passport or library borrowing card. Regular circulating materials are checked out via Addison, while special categories of materials such as unbound issues of journals, audio-visual programs, etc. are checked out by filling out a Special Permission charge-slip for each item. See "policies" for more information.
Other Access Options
- Use Interlibrary Loan for desktop delivery of book chapters and print articles from the University Libraries collections. The item will be scanned and sent in an electronic format.
- If the Vet Med Library does not have the book you need in the collection here, but it is owned by the University Libraries (found in Addison) you can request for the material to be delivered to the Vet Med Library. More information under "Delivery of Materials".
- If we do not own the material you need (book, article, multimedia, etc.), you can request it through Interlibrary Loan. You can also use Interlibrary Loan for desktop delivery of book chapters and print articles to be scanned and sent to you in an electronic format.